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Mocking Bird ⋅ Jun 1991
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Created by Doug TenNapel prior to his creation of Earthworm Jim
Aspen ⋅ Oct 2010
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1st appearance of Lady Mechanika
Image ⋅ Feb 2021
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Five-issue suspense thriller described as Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs
[September 2020 - Paramount purchased the rights for a dark animated adaptation / December 2023 - Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle) is attached to the currently in-development Stray Dogs project]
TPB ⋅ Pantheon ⋅ Aug 1986
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160-page black and white softcover graphic novel
Collection of Chapter 1 thru Chapter 6 of Maus, A Survivor's Tale, originally serialized as an insert in Raw Magazine in 1980
In 1992, Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for Maus, a story about the Holocaust
Bleak House ⋅ Jan 1989
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1st appearance of Milk & Cheese
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Two-issue series set in a post-apocalyptic world, overrun by zombies with robots serving as humanity's only hope
Fantagraphics ⋅ Sep 2006
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Anthology of stories featuring monsters, ghosts and supernatural situations inspired by the works of Edward Gorey and Alfred Kubin
Mad Monkey Press ⋅ Jan 1995
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After a car accident, a comatose man awakens in Dark Town where he is pursued by murderous puppets
Inspired the movie starring Brendan Fraser, Monkey Bone (2001)
First ⋅ May 1987
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1st appearance of Lone Wolf and Cub in U.S. comics
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1st appearance of Zen, Intergalactic Ninja
Los Bros. Hernandez ⋅ Mar 1981
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32-page black and white, independently-published comic book
First printing, 800 copies
Following the release of this issue, publisher Fantagraphics acquired the title
Deadline ⋅ Oct 1988
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1st appearance of Tank Girl
[September 2019 - in-development with Margot Robbie's production company, director hired]
Kitchen Sink Press ⋅ Dec 1986
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First Xenozoic Tales story
1st appearance of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
SLG ⋅ Feb 1998
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Written and illustrated by Roman Dirge
The adventures of a little dead girl named Lenore who meets a visually-impaired mouse and a paraplegic cannibal
Be aware there many printings to this issue
[March 2021 - we are hearing Neil Gaiman has signed on as executive producer with eOne developing]
SLG ⋅ Aug 1999
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Written and illustrated by Jhonen Vasquez, creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
First printing copies ordered by retailers: 14,302
Aardvark-Vanaheim ⋅ Dec 1977
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1st appearance of Cerebus the Aardvark
To identify counterfeit versions of this issue, tap the cover image and swipe left
📣 Heritage Auction: New High [Previous High]
8.5 sold for $8,400 [$2,496 in 2019] +237%
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1st appearance of Erica Slaughter
1st appearance of James, a boy who witnessed the death of his classmates
1st appearance of an Oscuratype, a monster
Copies ordered by retailers: 33,648
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[April 2021 - inside sources tell Key Collector Comics that Something Is Killing The Children is in development for a TV series / February 2023 - writers have been hired to adapt for Netflix]
Astonish Comics ⋅ Dec 1999
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A boy inherits a magic teddy bear
Antarctic ⋅ Jul 1996
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Created by Brandon Graham, a saga of the Earth's distant future, when a single mega-corporation rules the planet
Hall of Heroes ⋅ Dec 1994
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1st appearance of CreeD, a boy who finds a Dream Stone granting him the ability to enter and control the dream dimension
Limited to 5,000 copies
Mulehide Graphics ⋅ Dec 1991
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Series that preceded the Poison Elves
Rubber Blanket Press ⋅ Jan 1991
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52-page independently published anthology of black and white stories by David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis
Horse Press ⋅ Oct 1994
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108-page black and white, independent science-fiction story by Paul Pope, published under his own imprint, Horse Press
THB is an abbreviation of a fictional molecule called Tri-Hydro Bi-Oxygenate
Avatar ⋅ Mar 1999
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2nd appearance of The Goon
2nd appearance of Franky
1st full appearance of the Zombie Priest
Night Wynd ⋅ Dec 1982
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Premiere issue
Image ⋅ Feb 2006
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1st appearance of Bomb Queen, a super-villain who rules New Port City, a haven for criminals
Burlyman ⋅ Dec 2004
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Written and illustrated by Geof Darrow with assistance from the Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy)
Copies ordered by retailers 15,275
Independent ⋅ May 2012
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Independently published one-shot by Michael Fiffe (Copra) limited to 300 copies
Based upon characters featured in John Ostrander's version of The Suicide Squad (1987)
Eternity ⋅ Dec 1991
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1st appearance of Lady Death
1st appearance of Evil Ernie
First published work in the comic book industry by Brian Pulido
Dark Horse ⋅ Sep 1988
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1st appearance of Duckman, an actual duck who is a single-father with numerous unsavory personality traits
Image ⋅ Sep 2013
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1st team appearance of the Rat Queens: Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty
Sirius/Cry For Dawn ⋅ Dec 1989
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1st appearance of Dawn, a goddess of life and protector of witches
Independent ⋅ Jun 1986
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First hip-hop comic book, independently published and inspired by the music movement in it's early days
Written entirely in rhyme, Max Robot is credited for capturing the spirit of east coast hip-hop's underground purity, untouched by commercialism
Initial print run of 500 black and white copies
Exercise extreme caution if considering a purchase, reprints and mini-posters are identical to the original cover
Dargaud ⋅ Jan 2000
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1st appearance of Detective John Blacksad, a cat who is often embroiled in noir-style mysteries
First printing by French publisher Dargaud
Dark Horse ⋅ Sep 1990
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One-shot, first solo Duckman issue
Devil's Due Publishing ⋅ May 2007
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Premiere issue of the first ongoing Hack/Slash series
Avatar ⋅ Nov 1998
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$300

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1st appearance of The Goon
1st appearance of Franky
Reprinted as a back-up story in The Goon #1 (1999)
[SDCC 2022- Patrick Osborne to direct movie adaptation for Netflix]
Red 5 ⋅ Oct 2007
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In 1938, Nikola Tesla's A.I. machine works for the U.S. Army to infiltrate a Himalayan mountain base where a super weapon for the Nazi war effort is nearly complete
Independent ⋅ Aug 2015
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Independently published, continuing stories of a highly volatile, drug-dealer werewolf
Fireman Press ⋅ Feb 1994
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Premiere issue of independent series
ONI ⋅ Jul 2010
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During the darkest days of the Civil War, five pistols of otherworldly power fell into the hands of bad men but the sixth and most dangerous was still missing
Premiere issue of a series that ran for six years, ending with issue #50 - FCBD preceded issue #1
[March 2022 - UCP and Mad Massive have teamed up to adapt Sixth Gun into a TV series with Selwyn Seyfu Hinds at the helm]
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Series created by Kieron Gillen about contemporary mythological figures
ONI ⋅ Oct 2009
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Premiere issue of a four-part limited series about a private investigator with a gambling problem who is given the chance to wipe her debt clean if she can find the casino owner's missing granddaughter
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A small Alaskan town is invaded by vampires during a naturally occurring, month-long absence of sunlight
First traditional comic book published by IDW
Copies ordered by retailers: 3,791
Cartoon Books ⋅ Sep 1983
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Scare collection of cartoon strips from the Ohio State University newspaper, The Lantern
Approximately 1,000 trade paperbacks were printed with a retail price of $3.95
Black Mask ⋅ Apr 2015
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Four-issue limited series that follows a band of vigilante space pirates
Antarctic ⋅ Sep 1991
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$125

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Debut of long-running, independent manga, Gold Digger
Creator Fred Perry describes the series as a combination of Indiana Jones and Final Fantasy
1st appearance of Gina and Brittany Diggers
Fishwrap Productions ⋅ May 1987
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One-shot, black and white comic book based on characters developed by Steve Purcell and his brother during their youth
BOOM! ⋅ Apr 2014
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1st appearance of Jo, April, Molly, Mal, Ripley, Jen, and Rosie
Early representation of a trans-person in comics (Jo)
Comichron reports under 16k copies of Lumberjanes #1 purchased by retailers including all variants except for the web exclusive
There are presumably fewer than 1,000 copies of the second printing
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[October 2020 - 🚨 KEY COLECTOR COMICS EXCLUSIVE - an animated Lumberjanes series is in development for HBO Max]
Trash City and Red Mountain Tribe ⋅ Jan 1969
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Collected comic strips from the Berkeley Tribe newspaper published in Berkeley California from 1969 to 1972
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